Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester
Apr 12 2010, 07:55 AM
QUOTE (Lelouch vi Britannia @ Apr 12 2010, 05:09 AM)
QUOTE (Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester @ Apr 11 2010, 09:40 AM)
QUOTE (Lelouch vi Britannia @ Apr 10 2010, 08:27 AM)
QUOTE (Iced Coke @ Mar 23 2010, 06:13 AM)
Welcome to civilisation America.
How the fuck does coercing people to pay for other peoples' expenses equate to civilisation?
And Heartless: If you weren't a racist, who probably sees nothing wrong with bombing the fuck out of France simply for being "ungrateful", you'd have my vote for World Führer.
Well, insofar as empathy is a civil trait...
Yes, but within reason. More empathy =/= more civilised.
Well, there's 1000 years of back and forth arguing to be had here. I know it isn't a guarantee, but my gut feeling as a citizen of a socialised nation (Scotland) is that it's a good thing.
QUOTE (Rick Astley @ Apr 12 2010, 05:20 AM)
QUOTE (marney1 @ Apr 10 2010, 08:16 PM)
So anyone here got healthcare?
Military residuals, not much else.
If I may ask a non-loaded question: doesn't that worry you? I'm perfectly fit and healthy (insert marathon times and benching stats here) but I suddenly broke my wrist in three places playing soccer (yep) the other week. That was completely unexpected, completely. I play more physical sports without harm, and like I said I'm fairly healthy, but these things happen (it was a once-in-a-million thing, but more than a million things happen in a month).
I'm a student, I only have so much money. I'm not sure what that would've cost me: it involved a simple examination, two X-rays,a splint and some painkillers. Plus 20% overheads and profit (as I've heard about insurance companies where there's no cheaper alternative) it could amount to quite a lot. Forgetting the politics of it, that would scare me. If I can break my wrist playing soccer, people who are less active could very easily incur huge costs.
[New paragraph, a little political] Imagine they're young, promising people who didn't go to university: how do they get a chance at life? To use an American-friendly example, what if he is a responsible and intelligent guy wanting to start a plumbing business (I'm not very imaginative. I'll refrain from calling him Joe). Imagine he incurred $20,000 of debt, could he get another $20,000 to start up a business, even if the companies only have it on faith that he could make $100,000 a year in 10 years? Could he get the trust to insure his kids at a reasonable premium, given his history of incurring debt when he was young?
In short, could an unfortunate broken arm in a football accident in high school make his life much much more difficult, even though he is a reasonable and intelligent man, who in a perfect America would be an unmitigated success, the kind the right wing love?